Sunday, June 24, 2012
It must be summer
As the first weekend of summer got underway on Saturday, it was not apparent from the weather that we had already passed through the summer solstice. But the dutiful arrival of this year's Madison Park Beach lifeguards was confirmation enough that summer was officially underway.
The lifeguards pulled out and tested the rowboats, strung up the swimming-lane markers, and then began that all-important annual ritual: removing months of accumulated goose poop from the lawn and beach.
Continuing through the first weekend of September, the lifeguards will be at the beach from noon until 7 p.m. on weekdays and from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. on weekends.